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Gourmet au Bay

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913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections...
Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
super nice

Great owners, great wine and great view. What more could you ask? Cheese plate is a brie and a huge chunk of cheese, great crackers and cranberries and almonds. Cute store. View of the bay. Saw seals, and lots of different birds. Owner was helpful with tips on where to go in the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Flatcoatfun
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great owners, great wine and great view. What more could you ask? Cheese plate is a brie and a huge chunk of cheese, great crackers and cranberries and almonds. Cute store. View of the bay. Saw seals, and lots of different birds. Owner was helpful with tips on where to go in the area. Very reasonable priced wines. We will... More 

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Thank Flatcoatfun
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Stopped by with a few friends on the way back from the bay. Spent a few hours talking over a few bottles of wine on the deck watching the sunset.

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1 Thank kostiag
Maui
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We would go here everyday if we could! You can not beat the view, the wine, the cheese and the customer service. This was truly our favorite spot along hwy. 1. Order a flight, if you are there with someone order one flight of red and another flight of white, the cheese platter (large portions of cheese, so awesome) find... More 

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1 Thank earthgurl8
Charlotte, NC
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Stopped in for a flight of wines. Enjoyed the view on the back deck the most. Owner was very nice and they had a great gift shop.

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Thank Cindy H
Tampa, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We enjoyed our time here sipping wine on the deck and choosing bottles to take home! They also have fun gifts with a coastal theme. Owners were very friendly and made us feel welcome in this quaint place.

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1 Thank coastal23
Davis, California
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207 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A traditional, "must-stop" whenever we're in Bodega. Relaxing waterfront deck to savor wine tastes or a glass of your favorite. We always discover new wines during our visits and recently enjoyed a wonderful Grenache & a Rose -- there's always something for every taste. Cute gift shop with a generous supply of excellent local wines for sale, along with unique... More 

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2 Thank hollisJ_dr
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had just come from tastings at vinyards and decided to make this our last stop. While the view is incredible, the wine was not so exciting. Come here to relax at the end of the day; however, I wouldn't include it as part of your "tasting" experience.

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2 Thank Ruth B
Las Vegas, NV
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

There was nothing spectacular about this place or wines selected for the tastings. We ordered a cheese platter which came with almonds dried cranberries and a large chunk of Asiago. The tasting room was more like a gift shop selling odds and ends. There wasn't much explanation given about the wine that were poured. There is outside seating with beautiful... More 

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1 Thank bhatnaa1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful wine experience!!! Sunshine surfboards and vino. Great pinto and chocolates. Deck experience is a place to be!!!

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1 Thank Michael V
SF Bay Area
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Super fun place! We each ordered a "wine surf" - a flight of 3 reds or 3 whites (or mixed) served on a little surfboard, and sat out on the deck and watched the birds fly over the bay. They have cheese plates, etc., and if you buy a bottle of wine the corkage fee will be waived at several... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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